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The 41-megapixel Nokia Lumia 1020 is a Reality – But is the Camera Enough to Make it a Serious Contender?

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Just reading the words “41-megapixels smartphone,”  is enough to pique the interest of most people, but is that enough to make someone give up their beloved iPhone 5 or Galaxy S4? Time will tell, but many people are already saying no.

However the camera does appear to perform very well, even in low light conditions. I guess with a 41-megapixel sensor, from Pureview 808, it should do well in all conditions. (more…)

  • Published in Mobile on 07/13/13
  • Posted by Mustafa A.

Nexus One: The Google Phone is Officially Available for Sale

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The Google Nexus One smartphone officially went on sale today. The phone is available for purchase from Google’s website here, and it is available with 2 carrier options. You can get it unlocked, or you can get it from T-Mobile.

The unlocked version is available for $530 dollars and the T-Mobile version is available for $179 with  a 2-year contract. (more…)

  • Published in General, Mobile on 01/05/10
  • Posted by Adrianne George

Archos Announces New Android Powered Internet Tablet

Having been only two weeks since we posted the best alternatives to the iPod, Archos, one of the frontrunners, had to go and release their new Archos 5 Internet Tablet. It is a pretty amazing device that promises incredible possibilities.

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So what makes this new device so special? Several reasons, but the first standout is Android. (more…)

The CLIQ: Motorola’s First Android Phone Unveiled

Android is great mobile operating system, yet it has had a little trouble taking off. One could argue that this has been due to a lack of popular mobile devices using it. But perhaps that is about to change, as Motorola unveiled their first phone to use the platform, known as the Motorola CLIQ.

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The phone itself may be not as good looking as the iPhone, in this reviewer’s opinion, it is better than what HTC has been producing. It is being called the “first phone with social skills,” it features Motorola’s new, innovative, Android skin called MOTOBLUR. This provides widgets that integrate with Twitter, Facebook, Gmail, MySpace, Yahoo, Last.fm and more. It also features over-the-air syncing and backups, and aggregates all your contacts into a single address book. (more…)

Steve Jobs Reveals Apple’s New Releases and Updates

Steve Jobs, looking very thin, received a standing ovation before leading the keynote at Apples latest event, while releasing iTunes 9 and iPhone OS 3.1. Apple also announced that they’re updating the iPod Classic, Touch, and Shuffle. The iPod Nano received the biggest update, which now features a 640 x 480 video camera. With the Apple event just finished. So, how correct were we?

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Although they want you to think the new LP features are amazing, for young folks, most probably won’t care. For them, the big news is improved syncing and social media integration. With the new syncing you can now drag, organize, and delete apps from inside iTunes. The new social media integration allows you to send albums to Facebook or Twitter. (more…)

Personal Media Players: The 5 Best Alternatives to the Apple iPod

With over 120 million iPods sold, Apple is by far the market leader of portable media players, but there are other manufacturer’s doing great things. There are many reasons to look beyond Apple—perhaps you want features iPods don’t have, play files iTunes doesn’t support, or perhaps you just hate Apple—in any case, below is a list of alternatives that are actually pretty good. (more…)

The New Nokia “Booklet 3G” Netbook Coming this September

Nokia Booklet 3GThere was a rumor about this a few months back. Now it is here! Nokia officially unveiled its newest product – a laptop! It goes by with the name Booklet 3G, with over 12 hours of battery life.

Yes, this laptop, which is supposed to be different when compared to the other netbooks in the market, has features better than many netbooks. It has a 10.1 inch display, with high resolution, powered by an Atom processor, integrated 3G wireless system, and get this: a hot-swappable SIM card. The 2 cm, 1.25kg aluminum body also houses common features such as Bluetooth, WiFi, A-GPS, HDMI output, and a nice 12 hour battery life. (more…)

High-Tech Meets High Fashion: 13 Gadgets By Brand Name Designers

Fashion and Technology both commonly focus on innovation. Luckily for us consumers, these two worlds have been on constant dialogue these days – giving us innovative products but with design aesthetics. In what is called a blend of the ‘commercial and fantastical’, collaboration between top electronic firms and high fashion connoisseurs have proven to be an upside in both industry. We will be looking at 13 of the sought-after fashion-electronic-gadget collaborations currently available in the market.


1.  USB Sunglasses by Calvin Klein

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Want to look chic while keeping your personal data safe and sound? These new sunglasses from Calvin Klein have a USB drive hidden in the arm, letting you store info and protect your eyes from UV rays at the same time.

Calvin Klein are justifying the price of these cool shades by upping it with a feature that you would otherwise find hard to even think of. A USB drive lodges in one of the arms of the frame of these cool glares. Adding to the spice are the cool lenses that can safely keep your eyes out of harms way and assure that you have 4GB of memory with you whenever the sun shines bright. There’s nothing as cool as taking your glares off and connecting them to your computer to download your songs. With 4GB storage capacity, this eyewear, which is priced at $199, is definitely a sure treat. (more…)

This Summer’s 5 Hottest Cell Phones

As the summer time rolls around, cell phone makers save their best hardware for this time of the year. The summer is the time when the buzz is created for the upcoming holiday season.  Manufacturers break out all the bells and whistles looking to prove to you that their gadget is the best of them all.

Here are five of the hottest phones of the summer that will leave you second guessing your current cellphone unless you have one from this list already. Enjoy.

  1. Apple iPhone 3GS



    Looking for the do-it-all cellphone? The iPhone 3G S has certainly been the king of the summer cellphone scene. This magnificent work of technology has continued to evolve into the most versatile phone out to date. The iPhone 3GS comes packed with loads of applications, and built-in GPS linked maps. The iPhone 3GS continued to draw a crowd on opening day, as did all the prior versions of the iPhone. Speed is the X factor that powers the iPhone 3GS, with apps launched in a blink of an eye, and web pages loading faster than ever on the Safari browser. If you are looking for a hand held gaming console built into a phone, well look no further. The iPhone 3GS has this sector covered with some of the most advanced graphics ever seen on a cell phone. When it comes to capturing media, the iPhone 3GS has upped the ante from the original iPhone and now allows video capture and a 3 megapixel camera. The enhanced voice control on the iPhone 3GS has allowed blind people to become in touch with their cell phones once again, and one blind person even became a photographer due to the voice controlled picture capabilities the iPhone 3GS possesses. Overall, the iPhone 3GS lets you have the capabilities of a small computer in the palm of your hand, making it one of the most popular phones of the summer.

  2. Palm Pre
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    No one ever said putting pressure on the iPhone’s dominate grip on society would be easy, however the Palm Pre has managed to steal a little bit of Apple’s limelight. The Palm Pre attempts to capture a user within the first few seconds of touching the device. It has a nicely designed case that fits comfortably in the palm of your hand, unlike some of the other more square types we’ve all grown accustomed with. The Pre slides open to reveal a nicely crafted QWERTY keyboard for those who are touch challenged and would prefer buttons. Next to the multimedia section, you will notice the Pre has a nice 3.2 megapixel camera with the ability to create pretty crisp images, making it competitive among other cell phone cameras. However, the Pre lacks video, which could upset those who love making videos with their cellphone and capturing all those wonderful summertime memories.

    The Pre I guess you could say is a little “Pre”-iPhone when it comes to application side of things. While lacking an abundance of choices in the arena of applications, the Pre does well by giving you the essentials. However, I feel this area will become more developed once the kinks get worked out within Palm’s webOS. The Pre has made for an interesting cellphone competition this summer, and looks to turn the “heat” up on Apple’s wonderchild.

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  • Published in General, Mobile on 07/27/09
  • Posted by Dalvin Davis

Palm Fires Back At Apple over iTunes Sync Update

Palm released an update to webOS for its Palm Pre device Wednesday. The new version, 1.1.0, according to its release notes, “resolves an issue preventing media sync from working with the latest version of iTunes (8.2.1).”

palm-preThe update comes after last week’s update to iTunes, which broke the Pre’s ability to sync with iTunes. Despite Apple’s notoriety for closed systems, personally, I don’t see why this effects them. (more…)